I'm not going to mess around here. I know you all want to know how to make this pie. So i'll keep this blurb SHORT!! I researched ALL over the shop for a recipe i thought looked and sounded good enough for my hubby on his birthday! I'll admit also that i have never tasted or made a banana cream pie so this was quite the challenge to get right. My husband said it's one of his favourites!!! I took my chance on a mish mash of a few recipes i found ...
Banana Cream Pie
250g cream cheese, room temperature
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
1 packet vanilla pudding mix, dissolved in 3/4 cup water
2-3 cups whipped cream
2-3 ripe bananas
1 ready made OR homemade 9-inch/23-cm DEEP pie base (sweet shortcrust)
(OR 2 regular depth 9-inch/23-cm bases, this makes quite a bit of filling, would be great for tarts also!)
1 - Pre-bake and prepare your pie crust so it is cooled and ready to fill =)
2 - Beat cream cheese until soft and slowly add in the condensed milk, then slowly add in the pudding mixture, beat until light, thick and creamy. The pudding mix will start to thicken and will set in the fridge.
3 - Gently fold in the whipped cream, start with 1 cup and add more to taste, if you like it sweet and heavier leave it, if you'd prefer a lighter creamier pie add more cream, you can use the left-over cream to put on top to serve! ( i used 2 cups of whipped cream IN my pie)
4 - Line the pie crust with a little pie mixture, then slice up your bananas and place them down in one layer across the top. Top with more pie mixture and add a second layer of bananas if you choose. Finally top with remaining mixture and pop into the fridge to chill and set!
Make it advance so that it has time for the banana flavour to permeate the pie.....trust me, it's worth the wait.....it's really GOOD!!
5 - To serve top with whipped cream, cut and serve!
I recommend if it's just for at home, serve with whipped cream on the side for each piece, the pie will store better without the fresh cream on top. Either way you WILL NOT regret trying this pie....seriously ours is already half gone!!! hehe